7th Annual Americana Music Conference

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The 7th annual Americana Music Conference is expected to bring over 900 executives, professionals and artists together from all over the world, representing all facets of our industry, to the Nashville Convention Center September 20-22, 2006. The AMA Conference will feature up to 60 showcase or performance slots for both established and emerging artists. These opportunities include both daytime slots and off-site evening showcases all three days, as well as the 5th annual Honors & Awards, which will be presented at the Ryman Auditorium on Friday, September 22.

The Americana Music Conference also features numerous panels, seminars, a trade show, lunches, parties and much more. This special event covers the interests and needs of artists, managers, labels, radio stations, publishers, agents, promoters, retailers, performing rights, legal and business affairs, tour-related services, merchandisers, new media and all related allied professionals.

Genres accepted include Americana, Roots, Alt.country, Folk, Bluegrass and Blues. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and all artists will be notified no later than July 14, 2006.

The 2005 Conference featured 70 established and developing acts, covering a broad range of styles, including:

The Avett Brothers, Bobby Bare, Bee's Knees, Big Blue Hearts, Frank Black, Jeff Black, Blue Highway, The Bluerunners, Sarah Borges, Alison Brown, Stephen Bruton, Solomon Burke, Shawn Camp, Melonie Cannon, Brian Capps, Grayson Capps, Hayes Carll, Caitlin Cary, Peter Case, Wes Charlton, Willy Clay Band, Thad Cockrell, Dan Colehour, Elizabeth Cook, John Cowan Band, Derailers, the Ditty Bops, the Domino Kings, the Duhks, Danny Flowers, Pat Flynn And Friends, Robbie Fulks, Mary Gauthier, Tom Gillam and Tractor Pull, Arthur Godfrey, Kevin Gordon, the Grascals, the Hacienda Brothers, Lisa Hayes, Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch, the Knitters, Jim Lauderdale, Bernie Leadon, Julie Lee, the Lee Boys, Korby Lenker, Lucero, Jesse McReynolds & Charles Whitstein, Dean Miller, Buddy Miller, the Morells, Tim O'Brien, Maura O'Connell, David Olney, Old School Freight Train, Robert Reynolds, Robinella, Darryl Lee Rush, Chris Scruggs, Eve Selis, South Austin Jug Band, Chris Stamey, Marty Stuart, Swamp Cabbage, Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez, Greg Trooper, Two Tons Of Steel, Uncle Earl, Webb Wilder and Adrienne Young.

The 2005 Americana Music Conference sponsors included Al Moss Promotion, ASCAP, Baja Fresh, BellSouth, Blackstone Brewery, Blue Corn Music, BMI, Carnival Recording Co., CMT, Collings Guitars, Compass Records, Dualtone Music Group, echomusic, Equation Audio, The First Amendment Center, GAC (Great American Country), Gibson, Grand Ole Opry, Haber Corporation, HARP magazine, HighTone Records, Hyena Records, Jack Daniel’s, KV Financial Group, Lipman Brothers, Loeb & Loeb, Lost Highway Records, MerleFest, Music Row Publications, New West Records, No Depression magazine, NSAI, Paste magazine, Phonic, Proper Music Distribution Ltd., R&R, Regions Bank, Rounder Records, Ryko Distribution, SESAC, Shiner Bock, Sirius Satellite Radio, Songlines, Sonicbids, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Soundcheck Nashville, Southwest Airlines, Sugar Hill Records, SunTrust Bank, Tennesee Film, Entertainment & Music Commission, Texas Music magazine, UBS, Vanguard Records, Western Beat Entertainment, Woodmont Investment Counsel, WRLT Radio, XM Satellite Radio.

Please note: If you are a current member of the Americana Music Association, please visit the AMA web site to access a special Sonicbids/AMA code for submission.